From Daryl aka Avery
Cheers! This week has been a whirlwind for me. FINAL SENTENCE came out last Tuesday. I've received some lovely reviews from Cozy Mystery Book Reviews and Melina the Readers' blogs.
I then went to Arizona (yes, it was hot! 116 in the shade!! 91 at 5:30 a.m. yipes!!). I went for a Cozy Conference sponsored by Poisoned Pen Bookstore, known as "The Pen." Great event. I was on a panel with the NYT authors Kate Carlisle and Jenn McKinlay (a former MLK'er).
|Kate Carlisle, me, and Jenn McKinlay|
|Jane Cleland and me|
|Jenn McKinlay with our lovely Facebook pal Elizabeth|
Then yesterday, I flew to New York for Thrillerfest, a conference for thriller writers and fans. [No pix yet!! Next week.]
I go to this conference not only because I hope to have a thriller published someday but because my sweet son lives in New York. What a great excuse, right? I also get to see my editor. And this Friday, there will be a cocktail party where a couple of fans will attend, one of whom is the delightful Dru Ann love, a die-hard reader and fabulous reviewer on Cozy Chicks.
And then it's back home to write, write, write.
Oh, and I sent off the books to the winners for last week's giveaway. Congrats to NoraA and Linda R.
Now...before heading for New York, I decided to enjoy the fruits of my garden in a new way. I planted an herb garden this year - just one pot, but it's packed. I wanted to see if the spot in the garden would help the garden thrive. Yes!!!
My mint especially.
I love mojitos. And I love mint in iced tea. But I wanted to see what else I could do with mint. I found this lovely mint drink recipe, non-alcoholic, and decided to try it. The recipe called for honey syrup, but I'd heard so many good things about agave that I decided to try using agave. Yes!
[According to All about Agave website, agave has a low glycemic index. The glycemic index is a way of measuring the relative impact of foods on blood sugar levels.]
Here's a picture of a chart on the website. I hope they don't mind that I'm sharing, but I was intrigued. Agave has a lower glycemic index than an apple.
The drink is light and lovely and perfect for a summer barbecue.
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